Garret Dillahunt - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Garret Dillahunt
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Fear the Walking Dead (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 24, 1964 (age 58)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Garret Lee Dillahunt
Birth Place: Castro Valley, California, USA
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: David Dillahunt
Mother's Name: Jeanne Dillahunt
Siblings: 2

Brett Dillahunt (brother)
Eric Dillahunt (brother)

High School: Selah High School
University: University of Washington, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Welsh)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Michelle Hurd

Body Measurements

Height: 1.86 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 84 kg (185.19 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Garret Dillahunt?

Garret Dillahunt is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for working in the TV series Burn Notice, Raising Hope, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fear the Walking Dead, and films Winter's Bone, 12 Years a Slave, and Army of the Dead.

Garret Dillahunt – Age, Parents, Siblings

Garret Dillahunt’s birth took place on November 24, 1964, in Castro Valley, California, USA. His full name is Garret Lee Dillahunt, his mother’s name is Jeanne Dillahunt and his father’s name is David Dillahunt. His parents raised him alongside his two siblings- brothers Brett Dillahunt and Eric Dillahunt. Eric died in a car accident in 1981 and Brett now works as a teacher.

The Dillahunt boys (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Garret Dillahunt graduated from Selah High School. He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Washington. For his higher education, he joined New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 1991 with an M.F.A. in acting.

His ethnicity includes German, English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, and Welsh.

Garret Dillahunt – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Garret Dillahunt married actress Michelle Hurd on 6 July 2007. His wife is famed for starring in the series The Glades, Blindspot, Star Trek: Picard, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His father-in-law is an actor and civil rights activist Hugh Hurd.

The couple does not have any children yet and there are no rumors of divorce surrounding them. There are no details of his past relationship(s) or girlfriend(s).

Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Hurd (Image: Depositphotos)

Garret Dillahunt – Career

Early Days

Dillahunt performed in theatres, both on and off-Broadway for years. He changed his career course after pursuing television and film roles. His debut screen appearance was in the 1993 TV series One Life to Live. He portrayed the character, Charlemagne Moody, in 7 episodes of the series.

This was followed by appearances in the films Last Call (1999), The Believer (2001) and in the episode(s) of the TV series NYPD Blue (1996), Maximum Bob (1998), Leap Years (2001), A Minute with Stan Hooper (2003-2004), etc. In 2004 Garret Dillahunt was cast as the recurring character Jack McCall in season 1 of Deadwood. He was the main character, Francis Wolcott, in the second season of the series.

Films, Series

Garret Dillahunt’s ceaseless work has earned him credits in dozens of films as well as TV series. The films in which he has starred include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Winter's Bone (2010), Killing Them Softly (2012), Looper (2012), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Braven (2018), Army of the Dead (2021), Ambulance (2022), The Long Home, Blonde, Where the Crawdads Sing, to name a few.

Likewise, Garret Dillahunt is famed for the portrayal of characters in the series The 4400 (2006-2006), ER (2005-2006), John from Cincinnati (2007), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009), Raising Hope (2010-2014), Hand of God (2014-2017), The Mindy Project (2015-2017), The Guest Book (2017-2018), The Gifted (2017-2018), Fear the Walking Dead (2018-2021) as John Dorie, among others.

Garret Dillahunt in Fear the Walking Dead (Image: Skybound Entertainment)


On the set of Fear the Walking Dead, Garret Dillahunt has worked with Zoe Colletti, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, and Brigitte Kali Canales.

Garret Dillahunt – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Dillahunt has been nominated for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and 2011Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He has also won the 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Garret Dillahunt – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Dillahunt is estimated to be around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Garret Dillahunt – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Garret Dillahunt is followed by thousands of followers.

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